Durham Region’s Medical Officer of Health issues statement on COVID-19

Statement from Dr. Robert Kyle, Chief Medical Officer of Health, on COVID-19 in Durham Region:

“As concerns grow about COVID-19, we want to reassure residents that the risk in Durham Region remains low. That said, the Region of Durham is working around the clock to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in our community. We are working collaboratively with local hospitals, health care providers and the Province of Ontario.

The Durham Region Health Department is currently monitoring two positive cases of COVID-19 in Durham Region. The Health Department is actively following up with these individuals, both of whom are located in Ajax.

Right now, we want encourage residents to stay cautious, stay informed, and wash your hands. On our website, we have outlined guidelines for travellers returning to Durham Region from areas affected by COVID-19, as well as best practices for how residents can help protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19. Public health risk will be continually reassessed as new information becomes available.”

– Dr. Robert Kyle, Chief Medical Officer of Health for The Regional Municipality of Durham

For more information on Durham Region’s response to COVID-19, click HERE.

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